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Headless Horseman


The town of Sleepy Hollow received a new teacher, Ichabod Crane (Will Rogers), from New York. Crane already knows of the legend of the phantom Headless Horseman and is sceptical about its truth. His teacing methods are harsh and he no sooner rubs the villagers the wrong way when he begins to see the famous apparition. The added royalty-free music is by Kevin MacLeod and is Creative Commons Attribution 3.0. If you reuse the film with the score please attribute using "Music: Kevin MacLeod" also please consider a small donation to Kevin MacLeod at his website - "Danse Macabre" (Saint-Saens) "Toccatta and Fugue in Dmin" and "Chromatic Fatasia" (J S Bach)

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The Headless Horseman is a 1922 horror film adaption of Washington Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow starring Will Rogers, Lois Meredith (in her last major on-screen appearance), Ben Hendricks Jr. and directed by Edward D. Venturini.<></>


The village of Sleepy Hollow is getting ready to greet the new schoolteacher, Ichabod Crane, who is coming from New York City. Crane has already heard of the village's legendary ghost, a Headless Horseman (Legend of Sleepy Hollow) who is said to be searching for the head that he lost in battle. The schoolteacher has barely arrived when he begins to pursue the beautiful young heiress Katrina Van Tassel, angering Abraham Van Brunt, who is courting her. Crane's harsh, small-minded approach to teaching also turns some of the villagers against him. Soon there many who would like to see him leave the village altogether.


  • Will Rogers – Ichabod Crane
  • Lois Meredith – Katrina Van Tassel
  • Ben Hendricks Jr. – Abraham Van Brunt ("Brom Bones")
  • Charles Graham – Hans Van Ripper
  • Mary Foy – Dame Martling
  • Bernard A. Reinold – Baltus Van Tassel
  • Downing Clarke – Dominie Heckwelder
  • Jerry Devine – Adrian Van Ripper
  • James Sheridan – Jethro Martling
  • Kay MacCausland – Elsa Vanderdonck
  • Nancy Chase – Gretchen

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  • Category:1922 films
    Category:1920s horror films
    Category:Films based on short fiction
    Category:Films based on works by Washington Irving
    Category:Works based on The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

    Carl Stearns Clancy, Edward D. Venturini

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